In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the original novel, Toronto film-maker Kevin Sullivan has written a movie prequel to “Anne of Green Gables” reports Sneak Peek TV.
Titled “A New Beginning”, Sullivan is also looking for a new actress to play the lead of ‘Anne Shirley’ and is conducting an extensive casting call on YouTube as well as performing a cross-Canada talent search in seven cities, looking for young actresses between the ages of ten and twelve.
Sullivan says “In the book, she just shows up at the train station. But I needed to who she was before she was brought to Prince Edward Island. I could only imagine that a child who had that kind of flamboyant imagination had to have already created her own world out of a need to escape an unusual past.”
Auditions, no more than two minutes in length, are to be submitted to a mailing address at this link which also has details on what the audition should include.